Come with us as we return to South America this summer to volunteer at La Casa De Fe, a home for abandoned and special needs children in Shell, Ecuador.

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” ~Mathew 19:14

Sunday, May 15, 2011

24 days and counting!

Everything is coming together for our trip to Ecuador. We have our plane tickets and are counting down the 24 days until we leave. Is it possible to wish that something would come faster and yet slower at the same time…

First and foremost we want to say thank you to the many friends and family members who have partnered with us as we prepare to minister to the children at Casa de Fe. Thank you for believing in us. Your commitments to take the time to pray for us and the children, and your willingness to give of the money that you worked for will make an eternal difference in the kingdom.

            • We have raised over 75% of the money we need for the trip!

            • We posted a new list of prayer sidebar--->

Right now we are in the final throws of all of our spring activities. Sara graduated last week from Regis University and immediately started her final class which will finish right before we leave. Luke will be completing high school in the next few weeks and Emily will be graduating from Pikes Peak Community College on the 21st. Erin left yesterday for a 8-day tour that promises to keep her and her company members jumping from one activity to the next. Have I mentioned that we are all looking forward to having a little bit of a break in Shell.
In the midst of all the busyness we are finding creative ways to make time and prepare for the trip. Last week, for example, on the way to Sara's graduation ceremony we made a huge list of games and fun activities that we can do with the kids. Some of our ideas included a week of lessons about how God
made everyone unique (followed by a talent show to showcase their abilities), and a F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God) themed VBS with lots of wet activities to keep everyone cool.
We never know what will exactly be needed when we get to Shell, so we always try to have a big assortment of ideas that we can use. And that is where you come in. Can you be a part of our next brainstorming meeting? The theme is children's songs (in English) and arts and crafts. Ready… set…GO!
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